Sprained ankles are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. We’ve all twisted our ankle and sprained it at least once in our lifetime. Yet, ankle sprains should not be taken lightly and must receive treatments as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk facing irreversible consequences that could disrupt your lifestyle. OverviewYour ankle has more…

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Each year, there are about 150,000 to 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament injuries, most typically caused by sport injuries involving pivoting, cutting, jumping, and contact. Female athletes are at the highest risk for injury. The anterior cruciate ligament is a vital ligament of the knee, helping to maintain the stability of the joint. Symptoms Symptoms of…

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Total Ankle Replacement

After a total ankle replacement, you can rest assured that the physical therapists at Specialized Physical Therapy are confident in their ability to restore you to your prior function. Symptoms Common symptoms leading to a total ankle replacement include ankle pain, stiffness, or grinding within the ankle joint typically due to arthritis. After a total…

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If you spend hours on your feet, wear worn out shoes, or have high arches or flat feet, then you’re more likely to suffer from plantar fasciitis. You must contact a specialized physical therapy center as soon as you notice symptoms of plantar fasciitis. The Plantar fascia, a thick and web-like fibrous band of connective…

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Hip, Leg, Knee Pain

Common reasons why patients have knee pain and seek physical therapy include meniscus tears, hamstring or quad strains, arthritis, and patellar (knee cap) movement dysfunctions. All the mentioned issues and related symptoms can be addressed with physical therapy. Your physical therapist will perform a thorough analysis of your walking pattern, muscle strength, stability and balance,…

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Having a diagnosis of “pes planus” means you lack an arch in the foot, which is why your foot is completely flat against the floor when you stand. Having flat feet can cause a multitude of issues, including foot or ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, and back pain. Symptoms Some do not experience any…

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Achilles tendonitis can start as nagging pain and end up turning into frequent and sharp discomfort in the back of the ankle. Seeking help from a physical therapist can assist in diminishing the pain and preventing achilles tendonitis from worsening into a diagnosis that is more difficult to heal. Symptoms The achilles tendon is a…

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